PGY1 Pharmacy residency at Baystate Medical Center

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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

Baystate Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at Baystate Medical Center prepares you to practice in your chosen career path, whether clinical pharmacist, clinical pharmacy specialist, adjunct faculty member, or specialty resident/fellow. 

Varied and Balanced Training

Our intense twelve-month PGY-1 residency program provides experiences in a variety of settings, focusing on the core areas of pharmacy practice specified in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Accreditation Standards, including patient care and practice management. 


PGY-1 program graduates will be self-directed learners in the areas of:

Service

  • Utilize the "best practice" model in the delivery of patient care
  • Function as an integral member of the healthcare team
  • Employ evidence-based thought processes for the resolution of clinical problems
  • Promote and support a safe and effective medication use process
  • Serve as leaders of the profession

Teaching

  • Educate healthcare providers about "best practice" through written and verbal means
  • Effectively communicate teaching points to students in small group, classroom, and practice environments
  • Actively participate in patient counseling and other forms of patient teaching

Scholarly Activity

  • Exercise scholarly thought in the practice of pharmacy
  • Understand the concepts of clinical research

Graduate with a Teaching Certificate

Our affiliation with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)—Worcester Campus provides exposure to academia.  You will gain teaching experience as a preceptor of pharmacy students, and by taking part in a series of teaching seminars and educational programs.  


ALTBaystate's Pharmacy Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists


Contact Information

Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Kathleen Kopcza, PharmD, BCPS
Phone: 413-794-3785
Fax: 413-794-5966
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